Lambda Trampers

Christchurch's gay and lesbian tramping club

About Us

The Lambda Trampers and Lambda Lattes are social tramping and walking groups for gays and lesbians living in and around Christchurch, and their friends. The Lambda Trampers go on day tramps of varying difficulty while the Lambda Lattes go on shorter walks of about 2 hours and usually have a coffee at the end.

Where We Meet

Owing to the recent earthquakes we have changed our meeting place from the steps at the corner of Peterborough and Montreal Streets.

The Lambda Trampers meet at Bishop Street for walks departing for the north, west and south of Christchurch and on Cashmere Road opposite Gate No.3 of Princess Margaret Hospital for walks heading towards the peninsula.  Please note the location and time carefully as cars will depart promptly! The Lambda Lattes meet at the start of each walk - see the schedule for details. Please note the start times carefully - walks will start promptly too!

What to Bring

Lambda Trampers:

Bring lunch, water, warm clothing (woollen or polypropylene), gloves, hats and sunscreen. Strong footwear and a waterproof jacket are essential, also bring any personal medical items. It is a condition of tramping with us that you are properly equipped, because if you are inadequately prepared you put everyone, not just yourself, at risk. River crossings are potentially the most dangerous part of a days tramp. Mountain Safety regulations strongly advise trampers NOT to remove their boots when crossing rivers/streams and if you’re going on one of the tramps that has river crossings, bring a change of clothes/socks/towel.

Lambda Lattes:

Bring warm clothing, a waterproof jacket, water and some money for a drink at the end.